The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology is excited to welcome the following companies and their representatives to FOCUS. Their table top displays will be available to conference participants throughout the day.
Anderson Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, is an award-winning, innovative specialty and custom chemical manufacturer. We’re committed to providing value-added solutions through our research and development capabilities.
Anton Paar produces premium analytical instrumentation for laboratory, research and industrial applications. From coating thickness to hardness/indentation, scratch to tribology and rheology, we have your instrumented measuring solutions.
Singular focus on providing brilliant coatings sets us apart. Axalta Coating Systems is the only leading global coatings company dedicated solely to the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings.
As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers the largest and most versatile range of pigment and dispersions solutions offered in the market today. Benefit from our proven expertise in innovative colorant chemistries, applications and formulations.
More about BYK USA Inc. coming soon!
Covestro is proud to be one of the world’s leading polymer producers with a proven track record of process and product innovation with market driven solutions. Highly innovative, focusing on research and development for current and future needs.
More about Dar-Tech, Inc. coming soon!
More about Eckart Effect Pigments coming soon!
As a leading supplier of specialty chemicals, Evonik offers a broad portfolio of additives, co-binders, matting agents, and specialty resins for automotive and transportation coatings.
MPS Group’s Paint Shop Optimization programs include all aspects of paint shop cleaning and maintenance to achieve an environment that meets and exceeds our customer’s quality expectations.
PCI Magazine serves the global coatings industry by offering technical solutions for coatings, inks and adhesives formulators and manufacturers.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years.
More about RJ Hanlon Company coming soon!
Roopal Products, Inc. is a global sourcing, marketing and distribution company serving Paints, Coatings, Inks, Adhesive and Plastic Industries. We are specialized in Organic titanates, Organic & Inorganic pigments for Paints & Coating industries, Polymeric additives, Plasticizers, Silicon Fluids & Siloxane and many other specialized chemicals & Polymers.
SCS is a member of the Lorama Group which is a strategic partnership of several companies specializing in global chemical sourcing & distribution along with supplying technical services. We are a manufacturer of sustainable raw materials and color technology solutions.
TeraView, world leader in the supply of non-destructive terahertz test equipment, will be on hand to discuss non-contact, in-line monitoring of coating thickness in the automotive paint process.
More about Therma-Tron-X, Inc. coming soon!
FOCUS continues to reach out to the local university community to make sure that students working in coatings technology and color design have an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and decision makers. This year, FOCUS 2018 has collaborated with local universities—College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University—to create an opportunity for students to share their work with us.
The College for Creative Studies strives to give students all the tools for successful careers in the dynamic, growing creative industries. CCS fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, engage their responsibilities as citizens, and learn throughout their lives. Students work in small classes and receive individual attention from teachers who are accomplished artists, scholars and industry professionals. Undergraduates declare their majors as freshmen and take both major studio and foundation courses in their first year. Facilities are unsurpassed, ranging from a blacksmithing shop to an advanced rapid prototyping lab. Student services provide support outside the classroom, including academic advising, mentoring, counseling, and tutoring. Students’ potential for success after college is enhanced by an effective career services office that assists with internships and job placement and has relations with numerous corporations that employ our graduates and sponsor projects in our studios. A strong alumni network helps students with the transition to the working world.
Recently CCS’s graduate design department has launched the first ever Color and Materials Design program in the United States. This new program is a result of automotive companies and manufacturers needing designers with a specialized expertise in colors and materials. The College also is committed to and deeply engaged in community service.
Eastern Michigan University offers unique academic programs in the highly specialized field of Polymers and Coatings Technology. The B.S. and M.S. programs in Polymers and Coatings Technology have been well received by industries and students are finding gainful employment and career development in this niche field. Since last few years, EMU is also offering PhD in Technology degree wherein student can pursue their research in P&C concentration. The faculty members are highly qualified and well recognized in the profession. EMU enjoys reputation of engaging in such specialized academic programs, research and professional services.
EMU’s Coatings Research Institute (CRI) is only of its kind in the USA. Faculty members work on innovative and challenging research through external funding and contributing to the development of cutting edge technology, while students gaining incredible learning experience. CRI is always willing to partner with industries in jointly addressing technical challenges and finding innovative solutions.